Following Ukraine’s call for more heavy weaponry, as the war rages on in Donbas, Australia has announced that it will be delivering six units of their M777 155mm lightweight towed howitzers and ammunition to Ukraine.

This support from Australia comes after the US-led defense meeting in Ramstein Air Base, Germany, led by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, which Australia attended despite not being part of NATO. Australia was one of the 14 non-NATO countries to participate in the defense meeting. The other countries are Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Israel, Qatar, Jordan, Kenya, Morocco, Tunisia, Sweden, and Finland.

“We need weapons. Modern weapons. A large number of modern heavy weapons,” Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov said.

Similarly, Ukraine’s Ambassador to Australia, Vasyl Myroshnychenko, directly pleaded with the Australian government to send them heavy weaponry.